Benni: Time to leave Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers striker Benni McCarthy has urged the Ewood Park club to keep his World Cup dream alive by allowing him to move on in the transfer window.

The 32-year-old South Africa international has started just six league games for Sam Allardyce's side this season and is concerned that the lack of first-team action will harm his chances of playing in the World Cup on home soil.

"I'd like to stay in England. This is a great league," McCarthy told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"I'm just unhappy with my situation and need to feel wanted again. I'm not getting any younger but Iknow I can still make an impact.

"This is a very big year for me. To come from South Africa and have the chance to play for my country in the World Cup is massive.

"I can't risk that by playing the odd game here and there for Blackburn. I need to play and I hope they will allow me to fulfil that dream."

McCarthy joined Rovers from FC Porto in 2006 and has scored 52 goals in 136 appearances for the Ewood Park club.

He added:"They got me for next to nothing and they've had a good return.

"Hopefully they won't ask an unreasonable fee and let me go when the window opens."

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